India has the largest population of blind people in the world. That’s over 8 million people. Most of them live in the poorest parts of the country no access to basic health care facilities.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in India. Over 12 million people around the country Operation is the only cure for Cataract. Only when the hazy lens is replaced with an intraocular lens, the light rays can once more focus on the retina. The Cataract operation should be performed as soon as the cataract starts having an effect on the everyday activities of an individual. One should not let the cataract to spread too much as the harder the cataract gets the more problematic the surgery turns out to be. Unnecessary delay can cause unnecessary difficulties.
Refractive errors cover eye disorders caused by an irregularity in the eye’s shape. Such a condition makes it difficult for the eye to focus clearly on images, resulting in blurred and impaired vision. It is the second leading cause of blindness in India.
Glaucoma describes a group of eye conditions and is usually caused when the eye’s drainage tubes block, causing pressure which can damage the optic nerve. It’s treatable but it needs to be detected as early as possible, because any damage already caused to the eyesight is irreversible. It is another leading cause of blindness in India.